Being at Peace with Leaning Out

For a few years now, I have slowly been right-sizing my life; practicing saying “no”, getting rest and exercise, prioritizing my innermost circles like faith, marriage, and children before the outer circles like career, acquaintances, and societal expectations. I have been perfecting the art of “leaning out” of my career and into my life. Then …

Being Perceived as Leaning Out

The term “priority” means something that is more important than another. Two things literally can’t have the same priority. So, when your boss calls a last-minute team meeting for 4pm that afternoon but you’re supposed to leave work at 4pm to pick up your son and take him to his first t-ball game (and you …

It’s okay to Lean OUT

Sheryl Sandberg thinks women don’t “lean in” to our careers because we’re insecure, too busy breastfeeding, or afraid of male executives. Nothing of the sort has ever stopped me in my career. I’m not leaning in because I just don’t want to. But this has waged an internal battle inside of me... I have a …